The cellars at La Gerla are located mid-hill on the main estate below the town of Montalcino on the side that is known for the tradition of small family-run wineries.


After the selection process, the grapes are separated from the stems and sent to ferment in steel vats where they remain on the skins for about two weeks in order to best extract all the noble and fundamental substances for red wine, the polyphenols. This is followed by a series of complex operations intended to aid in the extraction process. At La Gerla, this happens under the constant supervision of the enologist with the goal of preserving a fundamental quality of our wines: elegance. For this reason, from the maceration and the soft pressing, we try to give priority to this aspect that is so recognized and appreciated by our clientele.



Old cellar

It is located under the fourteenth century tower, which, apart from its charm, provides ideal temperature and humidity. It is here where the most prized bottles of La Gerla are stored starting from the first vintage produced in 1976 in addition to the big Slavonian oak barrels.





New Cellar

This cellar is also underground but of a newer construction yet maintains the architectural and structural features which allow for perfect natural ageing (stone walls and natural air circulation). In this cellar, there are big Slavonian oak barrels (50 and 100hl) where Brunello and Rosso age as well as the French oak barriques (Vosge and Allier) where the Birba wine ages. The vat room also houses the bottling, packaging and stock area. A total of 1,700hl of wine can be stored in the stainless steel vats, which are all equipped with the latest in modern technology such as temperature control during fermentation, micro-oxygenation and delestage vats with inverter pumps that delicately move the wines during bottling. There is also a sterilizer and bottling machine in temperature controlled areas and a vacuum corking machine that uses nitrogen to avoid the damaging phenomena of oxidation. For some time, the winery has used a selection table that has facilitated the selection of the best grapes for the finest wines.





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